Pew Research CenterMar 28, 2016

Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity

Fully 18% of U.S. social media users say they have changed their profile pictures to draw attention to an issue or event.

Pew Research CenterFeb 25, 2016

Nearly Eight-in-Ten Reddit Users Get News on the Site

Presidential candidates were mentioned in over 350,000 comments in May, June and September 2015, with a high level of early interest in Bernie Sanders

Pew Research CenterJan 20, 2016

Crowdfunded Journalism: A Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism

The number of journalism projects funded through Kickstarter has grown over time, totaling more than 650 projects and nearly $6.3 million by mid-September 2015.

Pew Research CenterOct 7, 2015

News Coverage of the Papal Visit: Narrative Made Room for the Personal, Not Just the Political

An analysis of how 12 heavily visited U.S. news websites covered the pope’s visit to America. The news narrative around Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew heavily upon the Pope and the public as sources.

Pew Research CenterAug 19, 2015

How do Americans use Twitter for news?

A look at how researchers analyzed news habits on Twitter using a small but representative sample of users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.

Pew Research CenterJul 14, 2015

The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook

Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.

Pew Research CenterJun 1, 2015

Millennials and Political News

Millennials rely on Facebook for their political news, while Baby Boomers turn to local TV. And while Millennials are less engaged with political news, they trust news sources as much as older generations do.

Pew Research CenterMay 22, 2014

The EU Elections on Twitter

An analysis of the Twitter conversation on the eve of the European Union elections suggest that those social media users are divided on the value of the EU and not particularly excited about the candidates for the European Commission presidency.

Pew Research CenterMar 26, 2014

State of the News Media 2014

In many ways, 2013 and early 2014 brought a level of energy to the news industry not seen for a long time. Even as challenges of the past several years continue and new ones emerge, the activities this year have created a new sense of optimism – or perhaps hope – for the future of American journalism.

Pew Research CenterMar 26, 2014

8 Key Takeaways about Social Media and News

News has a place in social media – but on some sites more than others